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Can I succeed now if I failed at school?

Hasn’t maths changed since I was at school?

Will it help to use a calculator?

Can I help my child?

The magic number machine

Numbers, numbers everywhere

Saying hello to your calculator

Introducing the counting numbers

Ordering numbers

Tens and units

Hundreds, thousands and beyond

Children and numbers

Answers to exercises for Chapter 2

Calculating with numbers

Properties of numbers

Adding

Subtracting

Multiplying

Dividing

Knowing what sum to do

Answers to exercises for Chapter 3

Fractions

Facing up to fractions

What is a fraction?

How to picture a fraction

Fitting fractions into the number line

What are equivalent fractions?

2 are equivalent fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions

Multiplying and dividing fractions

Ratio and proportion

Answers to exercises for Chapter 4

Decimals

Using the four rules with decimals

Dividing fractions

An overview of decimals

Answers to exercises for Chapter 5

Percentages

What is a percentage?

Changing a fraction to a percentage

Why bother with percentages?

Calculating percentage increases and reductions

Persistent problems with percentages

Answers to exercises for Chapter 6

Measuring

What do we measure?

Why do we measure?

How do we measure?

How accurately should we measure?

Imperial and metric units

Answers to exercises for Chapter 7

Statistical graphs

Barcharts and piecharts

Scattergraphs and line graphs

Misleading graphs

Answers to exercises for Chapter 8

Using a formula

Is algebra abstract and irrelevant?

Algebra as shorthand

Calculating with formulas

Proving with algebra

Answers to exercises for Chapter 9

Puzzles, games and diversions

1 Bus number game

2 Pub cricket

3 Guess my number

4 Finger tables

5 The story of 12

6 Magic squares

7 Magic triangle

8 Upside down

9 Logically speaking

10 The bells, the bells!

11 Calculator inversions

12 Four 4s

13 Return journey

14 Find the numbers

15 Explore and explain the pattern

16 1089 and all that

17 Large and small sums

18 Gold pieces

19 Initially speaking

20 Guess the number

21 Nim

22 Calculator snooker

23 Place invaders

PLACE INVADERS 1

Answers for Chapter 10

An overview of a spreadsheet

Why bother using a spreadsheet?

Using a spreadsheet

Number sequences on a spreadsheet

Percentages on a spreadsheet

What else will a spreadsheet do?

Answers to exercises for Chapter 11

Diagnostic quiz

Quiz

Solutions to the quiz

Detailed comments on the solutions

Taking it further

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